The Ram community was shocked when the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 made its debut in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this past January without the iconic crosshair grille. The crosshair grille design had been on each generation of Ram pickup since the mid-1980s. Ram has said it was a time for a change, however our sources have said this is to distance themselves more so from the Dodge brand and create their own identity.
Thanks to our friends at Real Fast Fotography, they have spotted the next two vehicles to loose the crosshair grille design. The Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City look to be losing the signature look immediately. This Ram ProMaster 3500 caught testing this weekend is clearly show the “RAM” text in its grille.
Many of you may remember a few years ago at the Speed Equipment Manufacturing Association (SEMA) show in Vegas, Mopar showed off a concept called the Ram ProMaster Pit Stop.
ProMaster Pit Stop had a Mopar-customized with a hinged door on the driver’s side, outfitted in Mopar graphics, that swings open towards the roof. A drop-down bar counter hinges and opened out from the side as well, and had been modified with keg refrigeration capacity to serve cold, thirst-quenching beverages from four on-board taps. The fascia was simplified and the grille, featuring a unique open texture, was modified with concept “RAM” lettering.
They also managed to catch a Ram ProMaster City with minor camouflage over the grille opening, more than likely hiding a similar style “RAM” text grille as its bigger sibling.
We are told to expect these changes for the 2019 model year.